02x04 - The Perfect Storm

A Million Little Things - 02x04 - The Perfect Storm

MAGGIE: Family... what a loaded word.

Whatever we did, whatever happened, we also created a life.

- [BABY CRYING]
- It's the foundation for everything,

and, like it or not...

I want to come home.
It's not John's baby.

...we don't get to choose.

It's a lot of bags for just the weekend.

Mom, it's just the weekend, right?

I've left your father.

They're all we've got.

After Chad died, I just so wanted to believe that he was still here.

That's what Maggie wants.

So, we support them...

I want to take out a line of credit.

I want to give Andrew his money back.

- Let me help you, babe.
- ...forgive them...

I was able to get you a -day extension on the foreclosure.

- You won't lose the house.
- ...and just try...

Maggie.

Did you come to Boston to see me or him?

...not to hurt each other.

What is he doing here?

What makes my mom think it is okay to bring her boy toy to breakfast?

I mean, what is he doing hanging out with her anyway?

What does a -year-old want with my mother?

[BAGEL CUTTER SLICES]

The acronym you're looking for is M-I-L...

You better be spelling "milk".

Oh, my God. That's worse.

Why didn't you tell Maggie I was coming?

Because I didn't want her to say no.

As soon as she gets to know you...

Patricia, the whole reason I agreed to be here was to help you come clean.

And I will.

Just... at the right time.

[BAGEL CUTTER SLAMS]

Which apparently is not right now.

And for the shrimp, I need pounds of the / s, head on, tail on.

And how much for the Dover sole?

I'm sorry, I-I meant the price of the fish, not the gold-plated yacht that caught them.

Sign here. And here.

H-Hold a sec.

What exactly am I signing?

You're legally agreeing to never sing "Po-Po-Po-Po-Po-Poker Face" at karaoke ever again.

People loved that.

Sweetie, people were clapping because it was over.

It's your line of credit application so you can buy out Andrew.

Mm-hmm.

♪ ♪

Hey, you said the Alaskan salmon was on sale, right?

Yeah, let's do pounds of that instead of the sole.

Okay, great. Thanks.

♪ ♪

- [INHALES DEEPLY]
- You know you got this, right?

Mm-hmm.

We just need to be resourceful, especially while paying Andrew back.

Which we will do in no time now that I'm directing these Lexus commercials.

Thank you so much for doing this.

I know it's a sacrifice.

Well, it's not a sacrifice, Lady Gaga.

I'm betting on you.

Mm.

And my po-po-po-po...

- Please don't do that.
- ...po...

Don't do that. Don't do that.

Come on. [CHUCKLES]

- Dad, hummus?
- [CHUCKLES]

Really? We talked about this.

Hey, Eddie? Um, I'm probably gonna be swamped catching up at work today.

Do you mind if we switch? I can do drop-off.

Uh, yeah. We can, but...

Mom, we can't forget the present.

- I'll be right back.
- Present?

Today's the day Theo and I were gonna drop off the present that he bought for the baby.

♪ ♪

Oh, right.

Uh...

I'll... I'll do the pickup.

No. We all have to go.

The gift's from the family.

Mom, don't you want to meet the baby?

♪ ♪

I sure do. Come on.

Let's go meet this baby.

Yes.

♪ ♪

You see the little notches here?

It tells you exactly how much formula you have to...

Sorry. Obviously, you see that there are numbers.

- You mean, like, the two and the three?
- Yeah.

Yeah. But thank you for momsplaining.

Sorry. It's just...

I think I feel a little guilty going back to work so soon.

I mean, I want to be there for Gina.

It's just that...

D, Jon didn't leave that restaurant just for Regina.

He left it to the both of you.

He wanted you to have it.

- [CHARLIE COOS]
- Yeah, I know.

I know. And I want that, too.

It's just that now I have Charlie.

Who's gonna thank you some day for showing her how to be a badass working mom.

With a little stitch of spit-up on her sweater.

- [DOOR OPENS]
- Oh.

- Shh, shh.
- Hey.

- Hi.
- Sorry, we didn't want to ring the bell in case we woke...

Charlie!

Hey! Hi!

Oh, gosh. You're so wet.

Hey.

I... I'm so glad you guys could all come.

THEO: Mom, look.

Her feet are so little.

[CHUCKLES] Cute.

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

♪ ♪

Oh, hey, man.

I... didn't know you were gonna be here.

ROME: Yeah.

D asked me to babysit.

[CHARLIE COOS]

Oh.

Yeah, y-y-you know what?

Uh, dude, you should join.

I-I could use the help.

- Mm-hmm.
- Right? I mean, that's if... that... that's if you're not busy, but you guys are probably busy.

I didn't say nothing.
I didn't say nothing.

That's... Forget what I said. What did I say?

- I said nothing.
- Theo, wait, wait.

- Is this for Charlie?
- Yes.

[GASPS]

Should we go open it right now in the nursery?

- ROME: Yes. Let's do that. Okay.
- I love a good nursery.

[CHUCKLES] Baby town.

- Where is that nursery?
- [CHARLIE CRIES]

I'm shutting up. I'm gonna shut up right now.

I'm not saying another word.

- You should stay.
- ROME: I know.

Spend some time with her.

Are you sure?

I'm sure.

♪ ♪

PATRICIA: Oh, thank you.

Learn from my mistakes, people.

Do not go past on that toaster.

[ALL CHUCKLE]

And yet, when you have two pieces in there, i-it's totally fine.

It's the weirdest thing.

- ERIC: That's so weird.
- So weird, yeah.

You know? Two pieces.

Eric has, uh, a music store on Beacon Hill called "A Guitar Is Born".

- [CHUCKLES]
- Sort of a play on words.

- It's cute, right?
- It's very cute.

- Well, it's not that cute, it's...
- [CHUCKLES]

Maggie plays the piano, so...

I haven't played in years, Mom.

Alright, yeah, this music talk is super fun, but, uh, if it's not too much trouble, could you tell us the story of how you started dating my mother?

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
- [CHUCKLES]

Honey, honey, honey, we're not...

- Yeah.
- That's... That's...

- Definitely not. Uh... That's...
- Yeah.

Then... what's going on?

[SIGHS] Honey, um...

Eric...

♪ ♪

Honey, there's something that you need to know about the night Chad died.

♪ ♪

Uh, what does that have to do with him?

♪ ♪

Everything.

♪ ♪

Eric has your brother's heart.

♪ ♪

No. What are you talking...

Th... Chad died the moment his car hit the tree.

That's...

♪ ♪

That's what you told me.

♪ ♪

Mom?

I need you to tell me exactly what happened that night.

I was, um...

I was home alone when I got the call.

Dad was working late.

They told me Chad was in an accident, but they wouldn't tell me any more over the phone.

Eugene, you've got to go get Maggie...

I called your father from the car.

You were at the movies.

We agreed... I would go to the hospital, he would go and get you.

I was met by a doctor.

Uh, I'm looking for my son.

"Traumatic brain injury".

That's what he told me.

Apparently, Chad wasn't wearing his seatbelt.

He was thrown from the car.

♪ ♪

He said that they tried to do everything they could, but Chad was going to die.

He asked me what I wanted to do.

I had to make the decision so quickly.

I just didn't want my son to die in vain.

[SIGHS]

Honey, it was too late for him, but it was not too late for someone else.

♪ ♪

After I made the decision, I asked to see Chad.

[VOICE BREAKING] You saw him?

[BREATHING SHAKILY]

[MONITOR BEEPING]

He was alive.

Barely.

♪ ♪

And how long...

Not long.

I really think he was holding on until one of us could get there.

[FLATLINE]

[INDISTINCT SHOUTING]

♪ ♪

Why didn't you tell me?

Because by the time you and Dad got there,

Chad was gone.

I didn't want you to regret missing the chance to say goodbye.

I didn't want you to know that...that he had suffered.

[SNIFFLES]

Uh, so, you lied to me.

You lied to us.

To protect you.

No, that wasn't your choice to make.

I should have known how my brother died.

- I didn't...
- For the last six years,

I've been walking around with a story that's not even true.

♪ ♪

God, why are you even telling me now?

[BREATHES SHAKILY]

♪ ♪

Him.

[SNIFFLES, BREATHES SHAKILY]

Maggie...

'Cause he makes you feel better.

Well, Mom, I am so glad you feel better.

♪ ♪

GARY: Maggie.

Excuse me.

[SOBBING]

Maggie!

Maggie! Wait up!

♪ ♪

[CRYING] No, from the moment he died, she's been lying to me about everything, and now I feel like I have to bury him all over again.

- Maggie, come on.
- I know.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I just...

I need to be alone right now.

[SOBS]

♪ ♪

[DOOR CLOSES]

ERIC: How is she?

Is she okay?

Um... I'm so sorry.

I...

This is not on you, man.

All you did was need a heart, alright?

Oh, I don't know why I expected this to go any better.

♪ ♪

Than what?

[SIGHS]

Oh, my God.

What?

Patricia... you told us that you left Eugene.

♪ ♪

Well, Eugene doesn't understand.

♪ ♪

Oh, my God.

He saw my e-mails to you.

- [SIGHS]
- Uh...

I tried to tell him that this was a good thing.

Part of Chad is still alive.

But he doesn't see it that way.

He just kept saying, "My son is dead.

That is not my son".

So, he gave me an ultimatum...

Him or...

Or me.

♪ ♪

I-I never should've, um...

Yeah, coming here was a mistake.

I, uh...

♪ ♪

Just tell Maggie I'm sorry.

Eric...

♪ ♪

THEO: Dad, hold Charlie so she can see the concert.

EDDIE: Mm.

♪ Ccount on me like one, two, three ♪

♪ I'll be there ♪

♪ And I know when I need it I can ♪

♪ Count on you like four, three, two ♪

♪ You'll be there ♪

♪ 'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh, yeah ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

Hey, Theo? Five more minutes?

I got to take you to school, okay?

Okay.

Hey.

I got it.

Katherine. Wait.

I know how hard this must be.

- Just, please...
- Don't.

[SOBBING] Don't pretend you have any idea what I'm going through.

♪ ♪

[DOOR CLOSES]

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Where's the Dover sole?

[SIGHS] I decided to change things up.

Thought we could do a salmon special instead of the sole.

Also, it was half the price.

Copy that. Salmon special.

- I love it.
- Mm-hmm.

Thank you.

Okay. We could do, like, a miso glaze, or we could do that crusted... pecan...

Albert.

Shutting up, Chef.

Oh.

These the reservations?

How the numbers looking for tonight?

DANA: Oh. Not great.

But maybe we'll get some walk-ins.

Yeah, maybe.

[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

♪ ♪

- D?
- DELILAH: Yeah.

Our big party canceled because of the rain.

Come on. This is Boston.

We get inches of snow a year.

- We can handle a little bit of rain.
- [SCOFFS]

And it's just getting worse.

It's gonna be fine.

It's just one day.

Is it?

♪ ♪

What if Andrew was right?

What if this place is doomed to fail?

It's not.

Yeah, okay, well, that's easy for you to say, D, because I am the one in the driver's seat.

Excuse me?

If we fail, it is all on me.

♪ ♪

Gina, we're not gonna fail.

[ELECTRICITY BUZZES, THUNDER RUMBLES]

Oh, my God. Could you imagine?

We'd be so screwed.

- Seriously.
- [ELECTRICITY BUZZES]

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

ALBERT: Hey, guys?

I think the power's out.

Just got off the phone with D.

Apparently, power's out at the restaurant, too.

This morning, man, that was, uh...

Complicated.

I would have went with "awkward as hell", but "complicated" works.

How's all that going?

Oh, you know, super good, considering I just had a child with another woman as I'm trying to patch things up with my wife.

- [CHARLIE COOS]
- Yes, he did.

Yes, he did. Daddy did do that.

ALBERT: Okay, thank you.

Alright, apparently a tree came down in Porter Square.

Some lines are down. It's gonna take a while to fix.

Seems there's lines down across the city.

Great. [SIGHS]

Without power, that's thousands of dollars of meat and produce gone.

No, it's cool. I'll hustle the staff, we'll get everything into the walk-in.

We'll empty all the ice machines, try and keep it as cool as we can in there.

Thanks, Albert.

Okay, alright, kitchen staff, let's listen up, please.

I need everything wrapped and off the line.

I only want to open the freezer once.

Please, if you guys could file in.

I need all the ice from the bar cooler.

I need ice from wherever you can get it.

We got to get everything cold.

[STAMMERS]

A blackout?

I can't believe this.

You know, I... gave Neil's money away.

I finally let go of Andrew, took a loan out on my home, and now this?

You're not alone.

What are you trying to tell me?

If this isn't a sign from God...

This is a sign. This is Him trying to tell me something.

Oh, Gina, this isn't just happening to you.

[SCOFFS]

Alright, it's happening to both of us. I'm your partner.

- Yeah, I know that, D.
- Do you?

'Cause you're not acting like it.

I'm here for you, and I need this.

I need this just as much as you do.

♪ ♪

[DOOR OPENS]

♪ ♪

Um, sorry.

We're closed.

Oh. It's really coming down out there.

Think I can dry off for a few?

Sure.

Thank you.

♪ ♪

Hey, you hungry?

I mean, I could eat.

Cool.

Have a seat.

[SIGHS]

♪ ♪

[RINGING, CELLPHONE BUZZING]

♪ ♪

[SIGHS]

Damn it, Maggie.

[SIGHS]

[RAIN FALLING, THUNDER RUMBLING]

♪ ♪

ERIC: Maggie!

Get in!

It's pouring.

♪ ♪

Please.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

REGINA: Hey, leave out a few of those clams.

ALBERT: Yes, Chef.

And grab me some Pinot Gris from the bar when you're done.

Right away.

You gonna let me in on whatever this is?

This is me hearing my partner.

Did I ever tell you about my first job?

It's actually where Albert and I met.

It was this little Italian restaurant in Somerville.

I was .

Started off as a dishwasher.

I'd help the cooks with whatever they needed... uh, peeling potatoes, chopping onions.

I'd come in early, stay late, and...

♪ ♪

You know what?

I think I just wanted to get out of the house... after everything that happened.

Mm.

So, every day before our shift, we'd have a family meal.

They'd cook this massive feast from whatever was left over from the day before, and we'd... we'd drag these tables together.

[CHUCKLES] They'd...

They would make this horrible screeching sound.

[IMITATES SCREECHING]

But to me, that sound was everything because for minutes, every day, this random group of misfits and nomads would sit together and share a meal.

For that minutes, they were my family.

♪ ♪

Hmm.

From your buddy up front.

If you're gonna cook in the dark, you might as well do it right.

Alright.

What is that?

Hey.

Whoo!

- Hey, she's back.
- Mm-hmm.

[CHARLIE COOS]

What?

Oh, if I could, I'd take back all the harm I caused this past year, but not you, Charlotte.

Mnh-mnh.

You are the one good thing to come out of it.

[CHARLIE COOS]

[RAIN FALLING]

- [THUNDER RUMBLES]
- Voilà.

Wow.

You know, I would've settled for just a sandwich.

Hmm. I wouldn't have.

[SIGHS]

You know, call your crew.

- There's more where that came from.
- Oh.

Well, in that case, you'll still need this.

Thank you.

[LIGHTER CLICKS]

- Gary.
- GARY: Have you seen Maggie?

I thought she might come here to talk to you.

No. Why? Is everything okay?

No.

[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]

CARTER: Oh, welcome back, stranger.

Quick update... we filed an extension on the Madigan case,

I lost eight pounds, uh, the new temp is super cute, but straight... for now... and did I mention I lost eight pounds?

Yeah, you lost eight pounds. That's great.

But I gained five of them back from the stress of it all.

I was worried about you.

Where have you been?

[SIGHS]

Woman, please, when have you ever not confided in me?

- Come on.
- This should be good.

...Only to discover that she didn't even take her phone.

So, I have no idea where she is, no way to get ahold of her, even if she did want to talk to me, and...

- [CELLPHONE BUZZES]
- Whoop.

Patricia keeps texting her.

It's not gonna happen, Trish.

I just don't understand how she could do all of this to her own daughter.

I can.

That's exactly what I'm doing to Sophie and Danny.

GARY: Um... unless you've secretly harvested Danny's organs,

I don't think it is.

Alright, look, I'll tell you this...as a mom, the moment your kids are born, you're just hard-wired to protect them.

Not my mother.

She never protected anything, except maybe her SAG card.

[SIGHS]

I'm not saying that what she did is right, I just understand how in that moment... she just didn't want Maggie to know her brother had suffered.

♪ ♪

[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS]

You know, uh... you... you have to know the last thing I wanted was to come between you and your family.

[SIGHS]

Well, if it makes you feel any better, we have been dysfunctional for quite some time.

Oh, good.

♪ ♪

After Chad died, um... we were never really the same.

My mom, she was, um... she was stuck.

She... kept his room exactly how it was, like a shrine... and she just kind of walled herself off from everyone...including me.

♪ ♪

Especially me.

[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

♪ ♪

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

Uh, Gary, wh... what are you doing here?

Well, I got your message.

Uh... Technically, Maggie's message.

[SIGHS]

So, she hasn't seen any of my texts?

- No.
- Oh.

[STAMMERS] Come in, come in.

[SIGHS]

It's probably for the best.

I don't think she wants to talk to you.

Or me, or...anyone, for that matter.

Not for nothing.

She kind of got a bomb dropped on her over bagels, so...

- ...there's that.
- Oh.

What have I done?

I mean... everybody hates me... my husband, my daughter.

Now... Eric.

[SIGHS]

[CLEARS THROAT]

Patricia... what you and Eugene went through... losing a child...

I cannot imagine.

I do get that it brings you comfort knowing that some part of Chad is still alive.

♪ ♪

But your husband...

♪ ♪

...he's not wrong.

Eric is not your son, and all of this... him... is it really worth losing your family?

♪ ♪

What if it's too late?

♪ ♪

Well, there's only one way to find out.

Pick up the phone, Patricia.

You just said Maggie doesn't want to talk to me.

That is not who you need to call.

♪ ♪

[CHARLIE CRYING]

I don't get it. She's dry, she's fed, she's burped.

Could be an ear infection. What? That's a thing, right?

Ear infection? Yes, that's a thing, but she's not touching her ears.

We're the worst babysitters ever.

I am not her babysitter.

No, no, no. Ed, I didn't mean it like...

No, I should know how to calm her down. She's my daughter.

I should know all of her little quirks.

I should know which cry means she's hungry and which cry means she's tired, but I don't.

[CRYING CONTINUES]

I don't want to be her babysitter.

I want to be her father.

It's okay. Shh.

[CHARLIE SNEEZES]

She's congested.

I know what to do.

Okay, okay, sweetie. It's gonna be okay. Shh.

So, everyone knows?

Not Theo or any of the kids.

Why didn't you call me and tell me what was happening?

I could have been there for you.

Honestly, I couldn't face anyone.

Well, what are you doing?

I'm trying to make it work.

Uh-huh.

What?

- Nothing.
- Go on. Tell me.

I want to know what you think.

But do you?

Why do you always make me work for it?

Okay. Here goes. Uh...

I'd understand if you never want to see Eddie again, and I'd understand if you took him back.

He's your husband, and you have a child together.

What I can't understand is trying to make it work.

You either make this work or you don't.

Katherine Saville doesn't try to win cases.

She wins them.

If you're going to be in, be all in.

♪ ♪

Thanks, Carter.

So, is this a bad time to tell you that we need Baby Mama's signature to dissolve the Dixon Properties account?

Well, I can forge it.

Do you want me to forge it?

You're a criminal.

[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS]

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

- Alright, let's go.
- Hey.

Bye, guys! Thank you!

- Hi.
- Thank God you're open.

- Only one in the neighborhood.
- Two, three... You know what?

We can squeeze you in this way.

Oh. Uh... we're not with them.

Well, you are now. Follow me.

Impromptu tonight.

No power, our chef is cooking up a storm.

You'll see. Have a seat.

Do you guys mind a little company?

We can put the tables together. Thank you.

Gina, can you help me with the table?

Oh, yes. Yes.

Oh, yeah. Thank you. Mm-hmm.

[TABLE SCREECHES]

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

You wanted a sign?

- I think you just got one.
- I think so, too.

- Here we go. This is our chef.
- Hi.

- Please sit down, everyone.
- Everyone, dig in.

- How long we got to be in here?
- As long as it takes.

Unless, of course, you want to use the snot sucker.

- The snot sucker?
- It's exactly what it sounds like, except you use your mouth.

Steam shower it is.

[CHUCKLES]

There you go, Charlie.

There you go, baby.

- Hey, um... sorry about earlier.
- Oh, no, no.

- Dude, dude, dude...
- I shouldn't have...

...I can't even imagine what that must feel like for you, man.

You hear that?

What?

Exactly.

- Silence.
- [CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

You knew exactly what to do to take care of your daughter.

Thanks.

But all I can think about is how in two hours, I have to walk out that front door.

You know, I missed the first three months of Theo's life 'cause I was in rehab.

And now I'm here, and I know exactly what I'm missing.

And it kills me.

[CHARLIE COOS]

It's okay.

There you go.

It's okay.

She was always closer to Chad.

They had this connection... that she never really had with me.

Maybe she was closer with your brother, but it doesn't mean she... doesn't care about you.

I get that you're trying to make me feel better, but trust me.

I know what I'm talking about.

[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

Well, you should know that the first time she wrote me was... right after you got sick.

♪ ♪

In fact, the only reason she reached out to me is because she was terrified of losing you.

♪ ♪

That's what she wrote in her letter.

♪ ♪


Grief...has a way of making people do crazy things.

♪ ♪

Trust me.

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

♪ ♪

Did you lose somebody, too?

♪ ♪

My... fiancée.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

♪ ♪

It was right after we got engaged.

I-I took her on a... [INHALES DEEPLY]

...trip to Martha's Vineyard for the weekend, and, um...

♪ ♪

...we rented a motorcycle.

♪ ♪

[VOICE BREAKING] I was driving... and, um, Chloe was on the...

I'm so sorry.

♪ ♪

Sometimes I just think if we hadn't gone on that trip, if we'd have... if I had made a different choice...

[CELLPHONE BUZZES]

♪ ♪

[SIGHS]

What is it?

Um...

It's your mom.

She's, uh...

She's headed to the airport.

She's going back home.

♪ ♪

Yeah, we out every week, yeah, we out every week

Always party till : somehow

Like we stuck on repeat, like we stuck on repeat

And that's not what I need right now

[GLASSES CLINK]

I decided to leave, I decided to leave

I just wanted some sleep

- ♪ Oh, whoa
- Look at this.

Look at what you did.

What we did.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Maybe we should make this a regular thing.

Family style.

Mm-hmm.

I love it.

BOTH: ♪ Find out what we're made of ♪

♪ When we are called to help our friends in need ♪

♪ You can count on me like one, two... ♪

[LIGHT SWITCH CLICKS, MUSIC STOPS]

Hey, guys.

- Sophie...
- Hey, no, no, no.

Don't stop. Keep going. I want to know what comes after "two".

No, no. This is not what it looks like. Seriously.

Yeah, but, you know, we're just gonna let

- the Internet decide.
- [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

- No, no, don't do that. Don't...
- Yep.

Soph...

We're wearing pants.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

[SIGHS]

Good luck.

- I'll wait right here.
- Thanks.

[INDISTINCT ANNOUNCEMENT OVER P.A.]

Thanks, Gary. I'll text you when I land.

Yeah. Safe flight.

♪ ♪

Mom?

Mom!

H-How did you know that I was here?

- Um...
- I was with Eric.

Oh, I knew...

I knew once the two of you got to know each other,

I-I knew you would see this as a good thing.

- Mom...
- I can't tell you how much it's helped me to have Eric in my life.

[SIGHS]

But, Maggie... when your cancer came back...

I know. I know.

Eric told me everything.

[SIGHS]

Yeah.

I was just so scared, you know?

I thought I was gonna lose you, too.

♪ ♪

That's why I-I wanted to meet Eric the last time I was in town, before I came to see you.

Wait, last time you were...

You mean, when...

when you were here for my surgery?

Mom...

Oh, you got to be kidding me.

I was actually starting to think that you came here for me, but that's not true, is it?

It was never about me.

It was about meeting some stranger who just happens to have Chad's heart.

- No...
- You wanted him in your life.

You don't understand, honey.

Every time I go into a hospital...

I think of the day that I lost Chad.

Even on the day it should've been about me?

Yes.

I saw Eric before, but I was there for you when you woke up.

What if I hadn't woken up, Mom?

Maggie, that is unfair.

Nothing about this is fair.

Nothing.

God, I always knew Chad was your favorite.

Even when I was a kid,

I knew you loved him more than me, and somehow, I accepted that.

But you know what?

Chad is dead, and I'm here, and you are still choosing him over me.

Maggie, I'm...

Maggie!

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

I take it it didn't go well with your mom.

♪ ♪

[SNIFFLES]

[VOICE BREAKING] For a minute, I believed...

[SIGHS]

It's okay.

It's okay.

[BREATHES SHAKILY, SNIFFLES]

Just know when you're ready...

[SIGHS, SNIFFLES]

...I'm here for you.

I know.

Thank you.

[SNIFFLES]

♪ ♪

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING]

Here you go.

Oh, no, that's not for me.

Tell me the truth

Is there really poison in the well?

Hey, you.

Hey. [CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

How was it today?

She's pretty perfect.

[CHUCKLES]

Listen, I-I know how hard this is, and I just want you to know how much I...

I'm just... I'm really glad that you got to spend time with her today.

Me, too.

Yeah.

♪ ♪

GARY: Look at this, huh?

REGINA: Hey, y'all.

So, the next time I want a free meal, I just, what... cut the power?

- Since when have you ever paid here?
- [CHUCKLES]

- [CHUCKLES] Are you guys hungry?
- Starving.

Lucky for you, I made everything.

- Oh.
- Everything's my favorite.

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

Come sit.

♪ ♪

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

Yes!

MAGGIE: Katherine. Hey.

Hi.

♪ ♪

Hey.

I am glad you came.

I wasn't sure you would.

Neither was I.

♪ ♪

After you.

Yes.

Hey, Katherine. Are you hungry?

ROME: Hey. Yes. You know what?

Here. Here, have a seat.

Or you... you can stand if you... you...

You want a drink? You know?

Or not. You don't have to drink.

You... Are you hungry, girl? 'Cause...

She said that.

You know what?

Let's not do this.

♪ ♪

I know you all know.

And yes, it is incredibly awkward.

So, while I appreciate everyone looking out for me... honestly, it's making me feel worse.

So, for me, please, just stop.

♪ ♪

Well... [CLEARS THROAT] I, for one, am glad you finally said something, Katherine.

I'm sick and tired of the way this group makes some of us feel like outsiders.

Oh, you think I don't see it, Gina?

Well, let me just come out and say it.

Yes, people...

I have one nipple.

[LAUGHTER]

One.

And you love to undress me with your eyes. And I get it.

I do. If I had a friend who looked like this, I'd undress him with my eyes, but my eyes are up here, okay?

[LAUGHTER]

Thank you, all.

ROME: Noted.

[LAUGHTER]

- Right?
- Appreciate it.

Uh, in a sec.

Okay.

♪ ♪

I would like to thank you and your nipples.

- Nipple.
- Oh.

Have you learned nothing?

[LAUGHING] Sorry.

How are you doing?

Um...

I wasn't doing too well there for a while.

Yeah, you definitely had me scared.

I thought I was gonna have to do the whole guardian thing.

Oh, no.

I just...

I couldn't let Theo see me like that.

♪ ♪

I just feel ashamed that I... that I...

When I was Theo's age, my mother left.

♪ ♪

You know what you did that she never did?

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

You came back.

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

Okay?

- ♪ You can count on me ♪
- Thanks, Gary.

♪ Like one, two, three ♪

Thank you.

♪ I'll be there ♪

♪ And I know when I need it, I can ♪

- ♪ Count on you ♪
- Would you excuse me for a minute?

- ♪ Like four, three, two ♪
- I will, but quick reminder... murder is illegal and bad for business.

♪ 'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do, oh, yeah ♪

Katherine.

Look, I know that I've put you in this impossible situation, but I-I just need you to know that there's nothing I want more than for you and Eddie to make it.

So do I.

Which means, like or not, you and I are gonna be in each other's lives forever.

♪ ♪

So, we need to find a way to make this work.

I know. Whatever you need.

Whatever you want me to do, just tell me.

There is something you can do.

You can sign these forms so I can make sure you stay in your house.

- [PEN CLICKS]
- Right there.

♪ ♪

Oh, my God, Katherine.

♪ If you're tossin' and you're turnin' ♪

♪ And you just can't fall asleep ♪

♪ I'll sing a song ♪

♪ Beside you ♪

Thank you.

♪ And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me ♪

♪ Every day, I will ♪

♪ Remind you ♪

Thank you, for...

Really, just... for all of it.

♪ ♪

♪ Always have my shoulder when you cry ♪

[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

♪ ♪

♪ I'll never let go ♪

- Hey, man, can I get a whiskey neat?
- BARTENDER: Sure thing.

- ♪ Never say goodbye ♪
- [CELLPHONE BUZZES]

♪ You know you can ♪

♪ Count on me like one, two, three ♪

♪ I'll be there ♪

[SNIFFLES]

[SIGHS]

- Hi.
- Hey.

Uh, forgot your...

You left this at the house.

Oh, yeah.

Thanks.

- [SIGHS]
- [SIGHS]

[SNIFFLES]

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

Ah, I should probably go check on D.

Uh, make sure nobody needs a body bag.

[CHUCKLES]

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

- Hey.
- Hey.

How'd it go with Katherine?

♪ ♪

She's a saint.

♪ ♪

How about you? You found Maggie.

How'd it go with her mom?

I don't know.

She's not ready to talk about it yet.

♪ ♪

- ♪ Count on me ♪
- At least not with me.

♪ Like one, two three ♪

[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY]

Hi, can I get a glass of red?

♪ Count on you like four, three, two ♪

[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS]

♪ ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪

♪ ♪